Montreal Canadiens goalie Carey Price, who was positioned on the long-term injured reserve listing in early September, says he does not have a retirement plan “at this moment” and is not eager on having one other knee surgical procedure.
The 35-year-old performed 5 video games close to the tip of final 12 months’s NHL common season but advised reporters on Monday at the staff’s follow facility in Brossard, Que., his rehab “hasn’t been profitable” and one other knee process has a success charge of about 50 per cent.
Price first had surgical procedure in the course of the low season in 2021 after Montreal’s run to the Stanley Cup remaining and subsequent loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning.
“My objective is to be pain-free,” the 16-year NHL veteran mentioned. “Right now, I am unable to train at a professional stage. It’s been an emotional roller-coaster.”
A self-proclaimed optimist, Price famous he is ready for an “outdoors miracle” that will permit him to return to play at some level.
“[Retirement] is one thing you digest but I do not assume I’ve absolutely accomplished it,” he mentioned. “I’m not giving up. And I’m not giving up [on] profitable a Stanley Cup in some [capacity]. I’m attempting to give attention to all of the positives of life.”
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The native of Anahim Lake, B.C., has performed 712 NHL regular-season video games and 92 within the post-season, amassing a 2.51 goals-against common and .917 save proportion.
At the tip of the 2014-15 season, he received the Vezina Trophy because the league’s prime goalie and Hart Trophy as its most beneficial participant.
Price, whom the Canadiens drafted fifth total in 2005, additionally received a 2014 gold medal with the Canadian Olympic staff in Sochi, Russia.
Slafkovsky having checks on upper-body harm
Canadiens rookie ahead Juraj Slafkovsky is having checks Monday on the upper-body harm he sustained final week.
The staff introduced he will not follow Monday.
Slafkovsky, 18, is day-to-day and missed Saturday’s sport in opposition to Dallas with the harm.
The prime total decide of the 2022 NHL draft, Slafkovsky scored his first profession NHL objective in Montreal’s 6-2 victory over the Arizona Coyotes on Thursday.
Slafkovsky was named MVP at the 2022 Beijing Olympics after scoring a tournament-high seven objectives in seven video games whereas representing Slovakia.
He collected simply 5 objectives and 10 factors in 31 contests with TPS Turku in SM Liiga, Finland’s prime professional league.